TikTok faces increasing government scrutiny and bans around the world

TikTok has faced bans in multiple countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. The reasons for these bans vary, but they all reflect concerns about TikTok’s links to China through its parent company, ByteDance, and the possibility that the Chinese government could pressure the company to hand over users’ personal information.

YouTube to Remove “Overlay Ads” to Improve Viewer Experience and Benefit Creators, Starting April 6, 2023

YouTube, the popular video streaming platform owned by Google, has announced that it will remove the “Overlay ads” ad format from its platform starting from April 6, 2023. The move is in response to feedback from viewers who find these ads disruptive, and it is also expected to benefit YouTube creators.